HEWI MAG / Sanitary
Grab bars in the bathroom: Different models and their advantages
For those with limited strength and mobility, grab bars in the bathroom provide the needed safety and support. But what are the various grab bar models for various areas in the bathroom? In this article, we will introduce you to the many types options.
Physical insecurities can either increase with age or arise from health limitations. Most accidents occur in the home, and a large percentage of these occur in the bathroom. Senior citizens and children are particularly prone to such accidents. This makes it all the more important to keep your customers’ bathrooms safe. In order to help your customers regain more self-determination and comfort in the bathroom, grab bars are a viable option. Especially on slippery surfaces or when standing up and sitting down, holding options can be a lifesaver. There is a suitable model for each bathroom area. Each model offers your customers various advantages – depending on their support needs. The mounting type of the grab bars also differs and is partly based on the wishes of your clients.
Grab bars for the shower: Assistance with personal hygiene
Because of their nature, showers pose a serious risk. Young people or people without physical limitations can often right themselves after slipping. But with increasing age, this becomes increasingly more difficult. Create holding options in the shower.
In addition to the usual grab bars with two attachment points shower handrails offer another advantage in addition to the increase in comfort: They combine a rail with shower head holder and a holding option. The solution thus allows both vertical and horizontal gripping.
If there is a shower seat in the shower of your customers, the swing-up grab bar provides additional support. The risk of danger in the shower when getting up and sitting down can thus be reduced.
Grab bars for the toilet: Safely using the toilet
Another important support is provided by grab bars for the toilet. They not only serve as a secure holding option but also make it easier to stand up and sit down. Extended support is provided by the swing-up grab bar. If necessary, these are folded from the wall so that they can facilitate the transfer to and from a wheelchair.
If the swing-up grab bar is not used, it can be stored on the wall to save space. Especially in small bathrooms, your customers will benefit from this feature. HEWI Swing-up grab bars have a particularly pleasant feel. They are ergonomically designed with flat grip levels that increase user comfort.
Grab bars for the bathtub: For more safety when bathing
Grab bars installed at various points on the tub facilitate exit and entry and increase safety in this area. HEWI grab bars feature a non-slip surface and cross-sections that provide pleasant gripping comfort. A dynamic, comfortable grip and an effective power transmission are thus possible.
If your customers need extended support when getting out and into the bathtub, you should use an entry aid that is clamped to the edge of the tub. The grip bar of the tub entry aid facilitates overcoming the edge of the tub. You thus offer your customers maximum comfort.
If your clients need further support in addition to grab bars or an entry aid, you can use a tub head bar during planning. This is firmly mounted on the wall and runs parallel to the floor and the bath. Once the edge of the tub is overcome, the bar offers the possibility of slowly lowering into the tub.
Grab bars for safe hand washing
Whether washing your hands, brushing your teeth, or blow-drying your hair, the sink is a central component in the bathroom. Especially because washing at the sink replaces showering or bathing for many of your customers because these are much more physically demanding. You can counteract possible risks at the sink by planning grab bars in the immediate vicinity of your customers’ sinks. You thus guarantee them a secure footing and contribute to a self-determined everyday life. For example, sinks with integrated grab bars, which offer your customers gripping comfort directly at the washbasin, are particularly advantageous. When the support is not needed, the recessed grips serve as towel holders.
L-SHAPED GRAB BARS AND L-HANDLES
L-shaped grab bars and L-handles offer advantages over conventional holding options in that they variably allow both vertical and horizontal gripping. Your customers can thus grab whatever feels best to them. Both variants are suitable for using the toilet, bath, sink, and shower.
Our L-shaped grab bars and L-handles are available in a wide range of materials. They thus offer the most diverse design options for all bathrooms. With their shape adapted to the anatomy of the human hand, they provide your customers with the best possible support and maximum safety.
Floor to ceiling rods in the bathroom
By installing a floor-ceiling rod in the bathroom, you offer your customers additional support for using the tub, toilet, or sink. Clamped vertically or bolted tightly between the floor and ceiling, the bars offer a variety of gripping options. Models with an extra grab bar at hip or chest level make it easier to sit down and stand up and guarantee a secure footing – even on slippery surfaces.
Different types of mounting for grab bars in the bathroom
In addition to the different types of grab bars, the installation methods of these also differ. A distinction is made between firmly screwed, glued grab bars and suction handles.
The screwed installation method is probably the best known for grab bars. If the holding options are fixed in this way, they are considerably more resilient than the other two variants.
On the other hand, glued grab bars offer the advantage that they protect high-quality surfaces in the bathroom from damage. When the support is no longer needed, it can be removed without leaving any residue with this type of fastening. In contrast to the suction handles, these are also much more resilient and are ideal for rental properties.
Suction handles are extremely flexible compared with the other two types of fastening. They are variably adjustable in height and can readily meet the needs of your customers. Because they are so versatile and leave no residue, they are ideal for travel. However, it should be noted that they have a lower load capacity than the other two types of mounting.
The type of mounting you plan for the grab bars in the bathroom depends on the needs and wishes of your clients. The conditions should therefore be clarified in advance.
GRAB BARS IN THE BATHROOM PROVIDE SUPPORT AND SAFETY
Whether holding options at the toilet, sink, tub, or shower or as an L-shaped support rail or floor-ceiling rod – grab bars in the bathroom are mandatory. They increase safety in the bathroom and provide comfort for users. With our wide range of grab rails, you will find the right solution for your project.
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